At one point, I loved this series. Now, can’t even finish it. Oh well, tastes change.
Tom Holt – for when you’re in the mood for sillyness. Of course there’s a plot, too, and Good vs Evil (but who is on which side?) and pretty elves, ugly goblins, gold, gold into straw, and war. But mostly, oy. Silly and fun.
Mom and Dad died, so Pal (seriously, that his name) sells the farm and heads off to the capital. He is a magician (maker) and fights pretty well, so he’ll just sign up to be a Champion. Doesn’t work out so well, so he goes back to the farm – and Makes, and the Merlin-figure … More The Spark by David Drake
The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell Iorich (Vlad Taltos #12) by Steven Brust Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) by Rachel Hartman The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1) by Myke Cole
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman Pretty, pretty cover. Also, good story. Youngest Space Hero Ever meets the Space Princess. Disaster strikes. Lovely presentation, with The Inquisition interrogating Our Hero at the start of each chapter (spoiler, that means he lives through the adventure) and then the chapter laying out all the ways that Our … More Judging A Book by It’s Cover, Take II
Luke Skywalker… this one’s for you.
Pretty, pretty covers…. but there’s a reason for the cliche. How did these books get to be part of a long series? The Dreamer’s Song (Nine Kingdoms #11) by Lynn Kurland The Queen of Storm and Shadow (The Elven Ways #4) by Jenna Rhodes The Cruel Ever After (Jane Lawless #18) by Ellen Hart … More On Judging A Book by It’s Cover…
The thing about fairy tales is, they are NOT NICE. So when people wish for a fairy-tale ending, are they wishing for all the pain that comes before? And when a fairy tale ending wishes for YOU… run.
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner 4 star. YA. Must wait for sequel. Grump. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 5 star. Dystopia. Read it way back when, re-read because the trilogy is done. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin 5 star. Dystopia. Goal: Find Your Daughter. The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin 5 … More Evil Evil Cliffhangers
The King’s Witch by Tracy Borman 3 stars. Prove you’re not a witch – go on, try. A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn 3 stars.